U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning soccer star Hope Solo has issued an apology following her shocking domestic violence arrest last week via Facebook.
Hope, who was arrested for domestic violence against her relatives, writes:
"I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend."
"I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed."
"Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared."
"I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes."